RALEIGH, N.C. — Students and staff at
Conn Global Communications Magnet Elementary School
are back in class after a suspicious odor prompted the evacuation of the school Tuesday morning.
"They just said 'There's a small leak, there's gas in the building.' For the safety of the children, we had to wait until the leak was repaired," said Lara Pugliese, a substitute teacher.
It turned out that there was no gas leak. The smell apparently came from a hot water heater that was being repaired.